Connect digest : 2009-06-27

It was slim pickings this week.  One item I thought deserved some attention was one that was filed a year ago today, and the rest are collectively related items involving …


Clustering Enhancements

#353984 : Add support for multi-subnet clusters

This is one that has been lacking since SQL Server first started supporting clusters: clustering across subnets.  Obviously it can be desirable to have failover events cross rack or even data center boundaries.  I am sure there are plenty of other clustering enhancements deserving of more attention; if you know of any, please submit them!


SSMS and its finicky grid

The rest of the items I am offering up today involve the grid output in SSMS.  I wrote about my displeasure the other day, when the single value I was looking for was consistently being truncated and obscured due to poor decisions being made by SSMS about how to present grid results.  I can also show cases where the exact same query, during the same batch, will yield different column widths in subsequent (but identical) resultsets. So, here are four items related to this problem: 

#356926 : SSMS : Grid alignment, column width seems arbitrary

#230912 : Column names in grid mode is incorrectly truncated when font size is 8 or less



Aaron Bertrand

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